Forza Motorsport Release Date: Early access, editions, latest news & more

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It has been a long wait, but when is the Forza Motorsport release date?

With Forza Horizon 5 stealing the limelight, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the simulation-focused Forza Motorsport reboot.


Microsoft's new sim racer was announced back in July 2020, but what is the Forza Motorsport release date?

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Latest news – Release window confirmed

We finally have a rough idea of when Forza Motorsport will arrive thanks to a release window reveal at the Xbox Games Showcase.


Players can expect to get their hands on Forza Motorsport in Spring 2023!

Forza Motorsport release date

Announced "in early stages of development" in July 2020, the game currently has no official release date, but there is that window to keep an eye on!


Spring 2023 is still quite a while off, but the gameplay demo above is a good indication that Forza Motorsport really will deliver on its promises.

The game could arrive at any time from March to early-June 2023.

Early access

Most games release multiple editions, at least one of which has early access. Will Forza Motorsport be the same?

FM7 had early access with the Ultimate Edition, but since then Game Pass has really taken over. That said, Forza Horizon 5 had early access despite day 1 Game Pass access, so we can expect at least one edition of Forza Motorsport to offer a few days of early access, along with plenty of other bonuses!

Playtesting confirmed

The latest exciting news for fans of Forza is that playtesting has been confirmed.

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That’s right, whilst it will initially be closed, it seems that parts of the game are ready for the community to play already.

If you want to get hands-on with the game early, you can apply to do so HERE.

Leaked screenshots hint at Xbox One release

While we're still waiting for official information, new Forza Motorsport screenshots have leaked online showing an early alpha build of the game from July 2021.

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Forza Motorsport screenshots from an early alpha build have leaked online

Notably, the screenshots are apparently based on an Xbox One build. Forza Motorsport has only been announced for Xbox Series X|S so far, but the leak suggests it will be a cross-gen release.